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Four O'Clock Flower

Mirabilis jalapa

Also known as

Marvel Of Peru, Belle De Nuit, False Jalap, Four O'Clock Plant, Garden Jalap, Jalap Plant, Marvel Of The World, Pretty-By-Night, Japanese Wonder Flower, Pearl Of Egypt, Beauty-Of-The-Night, Common Four O'Clock, Four-O'Clock, Marvel-of-Peru, Beauty-of-the-night, Four o'clock flower, Jalap

Mirabilis jalapa boutiers by Pancrat (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








5 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Four O'Clock Flower Overview

An unusual, bushy perennial frequently treated as an annual in the UK. A fragrant, trumpet-shaped, multi-coloured profusion of flowers open in the afternoon. A great garden favourite in Victorian times, it's tubers can be lifted & overwintered indoors.

Common problems with Four O'Clock Flower

Generally disease free

How to harvest Four O'Clock Flower

Generally not harvested

Special features of Four O'Clock Flower

Attracts bees

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Four O'Clock Flower

Suits containers/tubs and flower beds/borders in a variety of garden styles from informal cottage to urban patio/courtyard.

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